New Home Ownership on the Rise in Arizona!

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 28, 2015

Intrigue at Greer Ranch
We are happy to report that Shea Homes Arizona had an awesome second quarter of 2015! From April to June, 137 new home buyers were welcomed to the Shea family, compared to only 87 during the same time last year. That’s a 57 percent increase in new home happiness year-over-year.

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We are now open at Verrado: Welcome to Vallarta!

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 31, 2014

All of us at Shea are thrilled to share the news about the opening of Vallarta in the housing community of Verrado. The vibrant 1.1Verrado community of a proposed 11,000 homes, spans across 8,800 acres in the West Valley, and ranges in elevation from 1,100 to 3,600 feet. Built on small-town design principles, Verrado offers a diverse array of authentic architectural styles including Craftsman, Spanish Colonial, Ranch Hacienda and other first-of-their-kind homes that complement the natural topography of the land. Just 25 miles from Phoenix, Verrado offers a welcoming Main Street with dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Interlaced with miles of parks and trails, Verrado offers residents a championship golf club, excellent educational and recreational facilities, and healthcare resources, as well as a variety of clubs, community services, and activities. Vallarta at Verrado is a community made up of far more than homes; it is a place to share life and the people with whom you share it with. www.verrado.com

1.2Here is a quick synopsis of how our team built the innovative models at Vallarta!

The trio models consist of connected homes, separated by a state-of-the-art wall system. After just one day of framing, the models had already come together. Workers install the roof trusses and after just few days,1.3 the framing for the trio models is completed. In some areas, drywall is installed early, specifically around the Solatubes, which brings in natural light to a few areas of the model. An electrician then finishes up the wiring in the model.  Netting holds the wet blown insulation between the studs until the model is drywalled. On the walk out deck of the two-story model, a worker applies a special, water resistant coating, and the model structure is now complete! Next the home is ready for drywall, masonry, stucco and interior installations such as cabinetry, carpeting and paint. Lastly, the renderings of the finished product are created, as you can see below! Come visit us for a tour of these magnificent single family homes, and get more instant information at SheaHomes.com.



1Watson Estates is a beautiful new home community located in the town of Buckeye, minutes west of downtown Phoenix and just south of I-10. Designed around existing native desert vegetation and created to minimize environmental impact, Watson estates is the ideal mix of big city convenience and the pleasures of untouched nature. Homeowners enjoy the serenity of the area with stunning views of the White Tank Mountains but are also minutes away from world class museums, professional sports stadiums and a bustling downtown. With community natural open spaces, walking trails, tot lots, and ramadas, there is something for the outdoors enthusiast of every kind.

Kensington community at Watson Estates features a mix of the most popular new homes from our 1900 and 2900 series, including features and lifestyle options intended to be more energy efficient – friendlier to both you and our environment. Homes range from 3-4 bedrooms and 2.0-3.0 bathrooms with 1,277-2,286 square feet and are priced from $132,990. Kensington has only nine lots remaining and one move-in ready home.

The Brighton community at Watson Estates offers abundant lifestyle options and features intended to optimize energy efficiency. Featuring plans from our 2200 series, new homes offer a variety of layouts to suit every family. Homes range from 3-4 Bedrooms and 2.0-3.0 Bathrooms with 1,831-2,952 square feet and are priced from $154,490. Brighton has just eight lots remaining and one move-in ready home.

These communities will close out soon, but they still need a few more friendly neighbors. To request more information and find your home at Kensington or Brighton at Watson Estates, click here or call toll free 1-866-OWN-SHEA (1-866-696-7432).

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The housing community of Verrado in Buckeye, Arizona was built to bring people together. The neighborhood is surrounded with amenities to support the idea of Interact, Engage, and Belong. These amenities include a central district with a grocery store, shops, a bank and offices, over 50 unique, neighborhood parks, sports entertainment, 15 miles of trails through the White Tank Mountains, The Raven Golf Club at Verrado, and the one and only Verrado Assembly that is responsible for conducting community events and supporting the creation of special interest organizations within the community. The Assembly also fosters community engagement and philanthropy through the Verrado Leadership and Verrado Youth Leadership programs in a partnership with ASU. The Verrado family also includes Banner Health that has made the community home, starting with a neighborhood health center that plans to grow to a regional hospital located on 60 acres. Excelling Verrado Elementary School and Verrado Middle School also fill the community, honored to have received an A from Arizona State Labels for the Litchfield Elementary School District.

With all of these unique amenities in one place, all of us at Shea are thrilled to share the news about the opening of Vallarta in Verrado. With plans to open at the end of this year, these homes will range from 2,134 to 2,548 sq. ft., have two-three bedrooms, two baths or two and a half baths and a two car garage. Pricing and floorplans are still to come, but we invite you to join our interest list to receive email updates and be the first to know and see this new community.

2Along with all of the wonderful amenities that stand for community in Verrado, there are three main areas that make Verrado stand out. The first is Architectural interest. Homeowners are encouraged to be creative when choosing a western farmhouse, Spanish or craftsman style home, each with a variety of features to allow the homeowner to enjoy the ones that suit them best. The second is the Front Porch Focus. Every home in Verrado catches the eye and captures the heart with a front porch complete with flowers and swing, for family3, close friends and neighbors to meet and share life, laughter and special moments. Finally, the neighborhood identity of Verrado is both unique and essential. Community is made up of far more than homes; it is a place to share life and the people with whom you share it.

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